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Obama: Mandela’s values Africa’s future BY JULIE PACE Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Challenging African youth to seize a “moment of great promise,” President Barack Obama declared Sunday that the future of the young and growing continent still rests in ailing South African leader Nelson Mandela’s vision for equality and opportunity. Seeking to carve out his

own piece of that legacy, Obama unveiled an ambitious initiative to double electricity access in subSaharan Africa, vowing to bring “light where there is darkness.” The president’s address at the University of Cape Town capped an emotionally charged day in this picturesque coastal city, including a solemn visit to the Robben Island prison where Mandela was confined for 18 of his 27 years

in captivity. Obama stood stoically with his family in Mandela’s cramped cell and peered across the lime quarry where Mandela toiled each day, causing the damage to his lungs that led to his latest hospital stint. “Nelson Mandela showed us that one man’s courage can move the world,” Obama said during his evening speech at


President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Cape Town on Sunday, in Cape Town, South Africa. In deeply personal remarks, he called on young Africans to shore up progress on the continent that rests on a "fragile foundation," and summoned them to fulfill Mandela's legacy.

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Commish to honor academy grads BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff writer


The Fairlawn Children's Choir performs at the Sidney American Legion on Saturday night during a USO Show fundraising event.The group, consisting of third and fourth grade students at Fairlawn Elementary School, was one of a number of acts on hand to raise money to send Shelby County veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials. To date, more than 682 veterans have made the trip. For more information, or to obtain an application, visit

PIQUA — A congratulations will be in order for the latest government academy graduates who will be present at Tuesday’s commission meeting. Those individuals include: Viola Ault, Alex Barlage, William Carter, Jim Chrisman, Jesse Dotson, Ralph Green, Jean Hale, Kazy Hinds, Kristin Jones, Ted Jones, Mike McGonagle, Cathy Oda, Tracy Quinter, Ralph Quinter, and Juanita Ventura. City leaders will proceed to discuss the night’s agenda with two third and one second reading ordinances in relation to an annexation, supplement to the See Commish/Page 2

Fairgrounds adds place dogs can call home BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer


Fred Green discusses the new barn recently constructed at the Miami County Fairgrounds.

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MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County’s canines will finally have their very own dog house to call home at the Miami County Fairgrounds. According to Echo Hills Kennel Club director Charley McMaster, the club began working with fair officials to make add the facility to the county’s fairgrounds nearly four years ago. McMaster said the group raised approximately $95,000 to build the facility, which will house dog training and agility sessions all-year round. “It’s a multi-purpose building that can be used all year round,” McMaster said. The Kennel Club used to use the goat arena to hold agility training classes,

which will now be moved to the new barn with insulation, but with a gravel, sand and soil floor. “We donated the building to the fairgrounds for us to use three times a week,” McMaster said. Events such as agility courses for dogs to train and compete in sanctioned events will take place in the dog arena as well. McMaster said the dog community shows up in packs at the fairgrounds every year. Two weeks ago, Echo Hills hosted its 20th annual American Kennel Club sanctioned All-Breed Dog Shows, with more than 1,000 dogs and their proud owners taking part in the competition. “This building will come in handy when we host events like our AKC show,” McMaster said. See Fairgrounds/Page 2

Family: American killed in Egypt was teacher BY ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of an American college student killed in Egypt during violent protests says their son cared passionately about the Middle East and was in the country to teach English to children and to improve his own Arabic. Andrew Pochter, of Chevy Chase, Md., was killed Friday in Alexandria during clashes between government supporters and opponents. His family said in a statement Saturday that he was stabbed by a protester while observing the demonstrations. “He went to Egypt because he cared pro-

foundly about the Middle East. He had studied in the region, loved the culture, and planned to live and work there in the pursuit of peace and understanding,” the statement said. The country has been roiled by ongoing demonstrations between protesters trying to oust President Mohammed Morsi and Islamists seeking to keep him in power. The U.S. State Department has warned Americans against all but essential travel, and households have been stocking up on goods in case the protests drag on. The 21-year-old spent his spring semester studying in Amman, Jordan, as part of the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program and

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was teaching in Egypt before returning in the fall to Kenyon College in Ohio. He majored in religious studies, was active in Hillel House the campus center for Jewish life and was a member of the rugby club and an organizer for the Middle Eastern Students Association, the college said. Meryn Chimes, a New York University student who said she was a friend of Pochter, recalled how he traveled to Morocco between high school and college and sent her excited letters about how much he loved it there. “When he came back, he just had this passion for the Middle East,” she said. See American/Page 2


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Code of Ordinances and amendments to the Piqua Municipal code. New business will consist of two resolutions, one citing an adoption of electric fund balance guidelines that will see to the continued improvement of the city’s annual AMP credit score as well as ensure lower borrowing and power costs of Piqua’s electric customers. The meeting’s final resolution will seek authorization to enter into a contract with Homrich Inc. of Carleton, Mich., for the environmental remediation, demolition, and construction activities at the Piqua Municipal Power Plant. Passage of this resolution will see the city using grant funds re-

ceived by the Board of County Commissioners of Miami County in 2011 to develop a new park behind the power plant at 919 S. Main Street. Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex. For those seeking a more informal opportunity to speak with their city leaders, a commission work session is being offered once a month starting at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend with a copy of the meeting agenda available at the city’s website:

American Continued from page 1 During his travels, she said, he would marvel at everything from the food to the people he encountered at marketplaces to the Colonial architecture of Alexandria. She said he told her how much he loved teaching Egyptian children and how they worked so hard to master English. “He said he hoped they liked him as a teacher, which I’m sure they did,” she said. She said they last spoke a few days ago. “He really wanted to broaden people’s perspective, especially in America. He wanted people to see places the way he saw them,” said Chimes, noting how Pochter had spoken of potentially becoming a reporter. “He saw the world in a way that I don’t think anyone else did, and it was a really beautiful way,” she added. Lucas Pastorfield-Li, a friend from college, said he bonded with Pochter

over a shared interest in education and international affairs. He said Pochter was soft-spoken and humble but also a talented musician who would weave international topics he did a college research project on the Muslim Brotherhood into freestyle raps. “He had a way of just being way too wise beyond his years. I feel like most of the people in my generation are constantly trying to be heard,” said PastorfieldLi, 20, adding, “He had an amazing way of just conveying wisdom in such a humble and kind of subtle way.” He said Pochter would have been the “perfect poster boy” for any ad campaign for the college. “It’s not just me right now that this is really affecting,” he said. “He was such an important person to so many people at the school, and Kenyon’s such a small school, someone like Andrew is going to be a celebrity.”

Adelyn Michele Drake TROY — Adelyn Michele Drake, 7-monthold daughter of James R. and Michele “Shellie” (Wion) Drake of Troy, died at 7:11 p.m. Saturday June 29, 2013, at the Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center. S h e w a s b o r n Nov. 8, 2012 in Sidney. A d - DRAKE d i tional survivors include maternal grandparents, Nick and Lorie Wion of Piqua; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Cathy Drake of Troy; maternal great-grandparents, Jane Wion, Dennis and Carlene Ryan, all of Piqua; paternal great-grandmothers, Ruth Ann White and Jane Drake, both of Tipp City; and several aunts and uncles. Our angel has left us too soon and far too sudden. Adelyn was too perfect for our world and God has called her up to the ranks of His angels. Her golden locks will shine brighter than ever as she

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looks down upon us from above. Adelyn was the best thing to ever happen to our lives, but we only wished we could have spent more time with our beautiful little girl. Adelyn brought joy to each and every person’s lives that she met, with her deep blue eyes, contagious smile and beautiful blond, curly hair. Even with all her medical conditions, she was always perfect to us and we thank her, love her and will never let her be forgotten in this world. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor Ric Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

Lois M. (Toadie Riedel) Schwartz NEW CARLISLE — Lois M. (Toadie Riedel) Schwartz, 82, of Tpp City, passed away on June 26, 2013, at Belle Manor Nursing Home, New Carlisle. She was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Troy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Harold and Verda Mae Riedel, and a brother, Allen Riedel. She is survived by her loving daughter and sonin-law, Tanna and Tony Rimkus ofTipp City; stepgrandchildren, Pete (Christie) Rimkus and Kim (Nick) Bambakidis; step-great grandchildren, Nate and Ethan Rimkus and Eva and Peter Bambakidis; special nephew,

Dean Riedel; special friends, Kari Miller and IoLee Plender. She was a 1949 graduate of Milton-Union High School and retired from Springmeade Healthcenter, Tipp City as a nurse. The family would like to thank the staff of Belle Manor for all their special care and concern for Toadie, especially Barb and Pat. It was Toadie’s wish for her remains to be donated to Wright State University Medical Center. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

COVINGTON — Patricia Ann Smith, 76, lifetime resident of the Covington area, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born April 28, 1937, in Troy, to the late Clarence Edward and Ruby (Stager) Nolan, She attended Covington High School, worked at Stanley for many years; and loved to fish. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Edward Nolan; and an infant sister. Patricia is survived by her husband of 38 years, Paul Smith; two sons, Steve Tyler of Florida and Scott Slade and his fiancée, Merrill Hammond of Covington; daughter, Sandra Slade-Riddle and her partner, Sarah Detro of Covington; step-son, Jim Smith of Sidney; two step daughters, Michelle Smith of Piqua and Kelly and her husband, Doug Selanders of Bradford;

“And we have training classes every Tuesday night that are open to anyone because we enjoy doing what we love to do.” Electrical work and concrete work still needs

TROY — Rio Janerio Jensen Irvine, of Troy, passed away 5 : 3 0 p . m . Friday, June 2 8 , 2013 at the res- IRVINE idence of her daughter, Mia, surrounded by loving family. She was born May 12, 1944, in Valley City, N.D. to the late Earl and Lois (Hanson) Jenson. Rio is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Gina Genari Benge of Dayton and Mia and Steve Stoltz of Troy; one son, Travis Irvine of Dayton; her step-father, Maynard Bjerke of Kent, Minn.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Hope and Jerry Schmidt of Sidney, Lynn and Arnold Wood-

the university. He was flanked by a diverse array of students, underscoring Mandela’s vision for a unified “rainbow nation” for the country once led by a white racist government. In the flagship address of his weeklong trip to Africa, Obama outlined a U.S. policy toward the continent that focuses on increasing the region’s ability to support itself economically, politically and militarily. Harkening back to a prominent theme from his 2009 speech in Ghana Obama’s only other trip to Africa as president he said Africans must take much of the responsibility for achieving that goal, although he pledged American assistance. “Ultimately I believe Africans should make up their own minds about what serves African interests,” he said. “We trust your judgment, the judgment of ordinary people. We believe that when you control your destiny, if you got a handle on your governments, then governments will promote freedom and opportunity, because that will serve you.” Obama’s address came

bury of Wyndnere, N.D. and Cathy and Jeff Johnson of Jamestown, N.D.; two brothers and sistersin-law, Bill and Sandy Bjerke of Leonard, N.D. and Mick and Denise Bjerke of Troy; seven grandchildren, Michael, Emily, Ashlin, Cheyenne, Colin, Cameron, and Caden; and 15 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Faith Scamahorn. Rio enjoyed making dolls, collecting toys, photography, and playing games with her grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in her memory 5 p.m. Tuesday, at FisherCheney Funeral Home, Troy. Visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m. one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at

Death notices to be completed by the building, yet McMaster said is happy with contribution to the fairgrounds. McMaster also noted that the members of the Echo Hills Kennel Club donate time and labor to the fairgrounds by help-

ing with landscape projects and planting trees each year . The new building is set to have an official grand opening prior to the Miami County Fair’s opening Aug. 9 - 15. The public is welcome to at-

tend the new barn’s dedication once a time and date is set, McMaster said For more information about Echo Hills Kennel Club, its training sessions and other events, visit

nearly 50 years after Robert F. Kennedy delivered his famous speech at the same university. Kennedy’s speech, delivered soon after Mandela was sentenced to life in prison, called on young people to launch a fight against injustice, creating ripples of hope that would “build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Much has changed in South Africa since Kennedy addressed the nation. The apartheid regime crumbled under intense internal and external pressure. Mandela was elected as his country’s first black president following his release from prison. And South Africa has rapidly become continent’s economic and political powerhouse. But Obama said that progress, in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent, rests on a “fragile foundation.” In order to solidify the gains, Obama called on Africans to focus on three priorities: expanding opportunity, promoting democracy and supporting peace. A cornerstone of Obama’s efforts to expand opportunity is the new “Power Africa” initiative unveiled ahead of his

speech. The venture is supported by $7 billion in U.S. investment and $9 billion from the private sector, and will seek to bring electricity to at least 20 million new households and commercial entities in an initial set of six countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania. The White House did not set a specific deadline for achieving that goal, but Obama advisers said it could happen within a decade. However, the first round of contributions still fall well short of the $300 billion the International Energy Agency says would be required to achieve universal electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. Obama opened his speech with deeply personal remarks about Mandela, tracing the antiapartheid icon’s influence on his own political activism to his young daughters. He said that standing in Mandela’s cell alongside Malia and Sasha made the experience all the more poignant, reflecting on the distinction he shares with Mandela in being his country’s first black president. “Seeing them stand

within the walls that once surrounded Nelson Mandela, I knew this was an experience they would never forget,” he said. “I knew they now appreciated a little bit more that Madiba and other had made for freedom,” Obama added, referring to Mandela by his clan name. Obama arrived in Cape Town Sunday from Johannesburg, where he met privately with members of Mandela’s family and spoke with the former president’s wife. In keeping with the family’s wishes, Obama did not visit Mandela in the hospital. On a sunny winter day in the Southern Hemisphere, Obama and his family flew by helicopter to Robben Island, the prison that epitomized the struggle of Mandela and his contemporaries against apartheid rule.

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three grandchildren and their spouses, Kyle and Gen Slade of Houston, Christina and Randy Cassidy of New Carlisle and Diana and Jake Favorite of Troy; seven step grandchildren, David and his wife, Tara Reish of Pleasant Hill, Angie Reish of Englewood, Billie Elliot of Piqua, Mike and his wife, Ashley Miller of Covington, Jeremiah Smith of Columbus, Jennifer Smith of Columbus, Mallory Bell of Sidney, and Elaine Detro of Covington; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Private service to be held at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s name to the Covington Rescue Squad. Services in care of Bridges-StockerFraley Fraley Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family at

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SIDNEY — Donald Snyder, 77, of Sidney, died at 11:58 a.m. Friday, Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Arrangements have been entrusted to Adams Funeral Home, Sidney. Condolences may be expressed to the family at WEST MILTON — Bertha B. Wintrow, 82, of West Milton, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

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Park District offers many events MIAMI COUNTY — The following programs are planned by the Miami County Parks District for July: • Adult Exploration Hikes – The Miami County Park District will hold their Adult Exploration Hike on July 2 and 16 at 9 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a Park District Naturalists or volunteer leader as they head out to explore nature. Walks are not strenuous or fastpaced. They are held the first and third Tuesday of every month. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, e-mail to or call 335-6273, Ext. 104. • Eco-Splorers Summer Camp “Arts Week: Nature, Art & Music” – July 8th – 12th The Miami County Park District will hold its Eco-Splorers Summer Camp “Arts Week: Nature, Art & Music” program July 8th through July 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown Sidney Rd. east of Piqua. Children ages 612 years old are invited to come out and use the wonders of nature to help inspire a weeklong adventure with the arts. Observations and materials from our meadow, pond and woodland will be used to create fascinating artwork for the Annual Primitive Art Show. Participants will learn to make and play musical instruments. The Art Show and musical performance will be held on Friday, which is family and friends day. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and water bottle to camp each day. All camps have a nonrefundable $20 fee per camper ($20 for Miami County Residents and $40 for non-Miami County residents) due at the time of registration. Planned activities are subject to change. Registration forms can be found on the Miami County Park District website and mailed or dropped off to the Park District Central Office, 2645 E. St. Rt. 41,

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An Adult Exploration Hike at Charleston Falls Preserve is the next big event in store for the Miami County Park District. Located at 2535 Foss Road, south of Tipp City, Charleston Falls features the unique waterfall pictured above. Hikes are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month. To participate, register online at, email or call (937) 335-6273, ext. 104. Troy, Ohio 45373. Eco-Tots Summer Camp “Arts Week: Nature, Art & Music” – July 8-12. The Miami County Park District will hold its EcoSplorers Summer Camp “Arts Week: Nature, Art & Music” program July 8 through July 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Children ages 4 and 5 years old are invited each morning to come out and discover the connection between art and nature. They will create beautiful artwork, make musical instruments and more. On Friday, families are invited to attend the art and music show and to hike the trails. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and water bottle to camp each day. All camps have a non-refundable $20 fee per camper ($20 for Miami County Residents and $40 for non-Miami County residents) due at the time of registration. Planned activities are subject to change. Registration forms can be found on the Miami County Park District website and mailed or dropped off to the Park District Central

Office, 2645 E. State Route 41, Troy, OH 45373. • “Diggin’ the Bugs” Bookmobile Program – July 10 The Miami County Park District will have the “Diggin’ the Bugs” naturalist program with special guest the Troy-Miami County Library Bookmobile at 2 p.m. July 10. The program will be at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41 east of Troy. Join a Park District naturalist on a discovery hike and then visit the Bookmobile for a story about insects. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, e-mail to or call 3356273, Ext. 104. • Canoe Float – The Miami County Park District will hold a canoe float at 9 a.m. July 13. The float departs from Treasure Island in Troy. Registration is required. A nonrefundable $5 per/paddler fee is due at time of registration. Registration form can be accessed on the park district website, • “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social” VIP Program – The Miami County Park District VIPs will hold their “Old Fashioned

Ice Cream Social” from 2-4 p.m. July 14 at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41 east of Troy. The VIP’s will be serving up ice cream for all. Come and relax in the park, play some old-fashioned lawn games such as badminton, croquet and maybe even a round of corn hole. Meet in the parking lot. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, e-mail to or call 335-6273, Ext. 104. • Trailing Moms & Tots – The Miami County Park District will have the Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 15 at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots 0 -5 years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, e-mail to or call 335-6273, Ext. 104. For more information on park programs, visit the Miami County Park District website at www.miamicountyparks.c om.

Luke Isgrig Age: 9 Birthday: July 3, 2004 Parents: Trey and Tina Isgrig of Cincinnati Sibling: Jake Matthew Grandparents: Tom and Lynn Isgrig of Cincinnati, Peggy Dowd of Denver, Colo., and Jim and Connie Stammen of Piqua LUKE ISGRIG

In Brief Reminder: City offices closed on Thursday PIQUA — Piqua City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, to allow city employees to observe the 4th of July holiday with their families. Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Thursday. Thursday and Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday, July 6, or Friday’s collection. The city urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick-ups the following day.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A former Ohio school resource officer has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison followed by a year on house arrest for coercing sexual behavior from minors. Todd Smith was also ordered to register with local police as a sex offender for life. The 50-year-old Smith pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of using a cellphone to entice two underage minors to engage in sexual activity. Judge Algenon Marbley handed down the sentence Friday following recommendations by federal prosecutors that Smith's cooperation with an ongoing FBI investigation be taken into consideration. Smith faced as long as 17 years behind bars. Smith was accused of exchanging thousands of graphic text messages in 2012 with two underage high school girls at the Columbus school where he was posted.

Buggy driver killed in Amish region PARKMAN (AP) — The driver of a horse-drawn two-wheel buggy has been killed in a collision with a Chrysler PT Cruiser in northeast Ohio's Amish

region. The medical examiner in Cleveland identifies the victim as 18-year-old Robert R. Miller of West Farmington. He was taken from the Thursday afternoon accident scene in Geauga County by helicopter and died Thursday night at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Both drivers were headed westbound and the buggy was hit in the rear as the car came over the crest of a hill in Parkman Township. The other driver wasn't hurt. According to The (Willoughby) News-Herald, no charges were immediately filed and officers don't think alcohol or drugs were factors.

statute of limitations expired. The latest indictments Thursday grew out of an initiative pushed by the state of Ohio to check rape kits in storage for years. According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, one indictment charged a man with three counts of rape in a June 28, 1993, attack. In a separate case, a man was charged with two rape counts in a home invasion the same day. The grand jury earlier indicted suspects whose DNA has been catalogued but whose names remain undetermined. The charges also came just before the statute of limitations expired. The indictments will allow prosecution if the DNA leads to identification of suspects.

2 more charged with rape in DNA Mayor draws review single opponent CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury in Cleveland reviewing long-untested DNA rape kit evidence has indicted two men just one day before the 20-year

Businessman Ken Lanci was only other candidate to submit petitions to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections by Thursday's deadline. That means there will be no primary election in the mayoral race. The two top vote-getters in the nonpartisan primary race typically face off in the November general election. But since only Jackson and Lanci have filed, there will be no mayoral contest in the September primary. General election day is Nov. 5. Jackson and Lanci are both Democrats. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that four would-be candidates picked up petitions for the mayoral race, but did not file them by the deadline. Possible write-in candidates still have until Monday to file.

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University of Akron loaning tablets to athletes AKRON (AP) — The University of Akron is planning to loan tablet computers to about 500 athletes within a year, with plans to eventually do the same for all its students. The university began the pilot program last spring to about 30 men's and women's basketball players and plans to add students in other major sports over the next year. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the school began with athletes because they face time crunches that other students don't have.

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Catholics must communicate better ’ve been spending the better part of the last week among Catholics who communicate. They’re people of varied backKATHY LOPEZ grounds and politics who love their church. We’re at Columnist the annual meeting of the Catholic Press Association, where I’ve been asked to speak a few times. But what I’ve been doing more of is listening. What I’ve been hearing is an acknowledgment that something’s gone terribly wrong. Not that church teaching has to be overhauled, as is so often the assumption in media, but that we need to communicate better. We need to be more consistent witnesses of an alternative to the conventional. Frank Bruni, writing in his New York Times column, recently excoriated the church for its continued encouragement to men and women with same-sex attractions to live lives of chastity. Bruni focuses on recent comments by New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the best-known of any contemporary U.S. bishop, teaching that sexual love is “intended only for a man and woman in marriage.”This, Bruni says, “assigns homosexuals a status separate from, and unequal to, the one accorded heterosexuals: You’re OK, but you’re really not OK. Upon you there is a special restriction, and for you there is a fundamental dimension of the human experience that is off-limits, a no-fly zone of the heart.” But what’s missing here is the fact that there are many men and women who do not have same-sex attractions who are not married, but want to be. I met some of them, as I do just about everywhere, in Denver this week. One young woman talked about her desire for marriage, her desire to know that’s her vocation, while acknowledging that she is already serving God as a single woman, at her job, in her community and among friends. She’s not going to let what she lacks, and really wants, impede her gratitude. It might, in fact, be a bit of an indictment of Catholic communicators — both preachers and laypeople — that Bruni can easily write: “Let’s leave aside the legions of straight people, Catholic and otherwise, who aren’t tucking their sex lives into a box that tidy, tiny and fecundityminded.” I don’t know about the “otherwise,” but Cardinal Dolan’s primary obligation is to the Catholics, as a spiritual shepherd. And regardless of your sexual attractions, what Dolan said holds for all: Sexual union is a glorious one meant for marriage. Which gets back to the discussions here this week. We live in the world. We know too many of us aren’t taking what we say we believe seriously. A Catholic governor of New York made increased abortion access in his state a priority. A Catholic former Speaker of the House shut down a legitimate question about brutal late-term abortions, insisting the topic had some kind of “sacred ground” protection. And how many weddings have you attended in a Catholic church after the couple had already spent months, if not years, playing house? Living as though married, with only a party delayed, the “sacrament” performed only for the sake of nostalgia or pictures? That one woman I mentioned echoes the thoughts of many young people I’ve encountered over the past few years: She loves God, she loves her church and she is open to sacrifice to do God’s will in her life. There’s a sacrificial aspect to our lives.While religious faith is a source of hope and joy, there is no escaping the fact that life can have its share of hell. We don’t escape that. We seek to bring good to situations we wouldn’t have necessarily scripted for ourselves. Mother Dolores Hart is at this conference. Many know her as the nun who kissed Elvis. Dolores Hart had a successful acting career, having starred in two movies with Presley, among others, but found herself called to a life of contemplative prayer. She now emanates wisdom and peace, but recalls crying herself to sleep for the first seven years in the convent. Sometimes we don’t understand all the reasons why we are where we are. In her memoir, “The Ear of the Heart,” Mother Dolores writes: “To enter the contemplative life truly, you have to go through a narrow, lonely place in your being, where you face all your fears and selfish patterns, even when you don’t know what these are. I thought I was very grown-up, very mature. You don’t realize what a child you are until God tests your heart and you go through that deep place all of us have to go through.” A key question of the day: What are we here for? We may just be here for one another, but not in the ways that culture assumes. The Catholic Church, throughout the country and world, offers opportunities for spiritual growth and temporal support for all.The church is for sinners, and that will be all too evident at times, but she does offer something: not utopia, but a way to journey together to something beautiful and live in union with the source of all beauty. In his Times column, Bruni admits to sadness upon witnessing hypocrisy. That’s an overwhelming reality of our day. I’m sorry we are all so damn human, or the overwhelming countercultural witness of real Christianity would be inspiring and uplifting. That’s the only successful communications strategy for a church: Be for real.



What a week! universities more diverse, very once in a while, dynamic and representathe United States tive places to learn and Supreme Court degrow. cides a landmark case that Most people don’t realchanges the course of ize we don’t have a constiAmerican history. For the tutional right to vote. True, nine justices, “every once in the 15th, 19th and 26th a while” suddenly became amendments prohibit disfour times in a single week. DONNA BRAZILE crimination based on race, In the past seven days, the sex or age, but the chaos Supreme Court resolved Columnist that has accompanied so four blockbuster cases — and each one raised the same fundamen- many elections — federal, state and local tal questions. To what extent do minorities — since 2000 indicates it may be time to share in the “inalienable rights of life, lib- consider an amendment to standardize erty and the pursuit of happiness”? How the voting process and to provide protecfar does the Equal Protection Clause of the tions against disenfranchisement. Maybe 14th Amendment extend? And how does it’s time for a Right to Vote Amendment. In the other two cases, one challenging government “of the people, by the people, for the people” survive without progress the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the other California’s Proposition 8 ban on toward a more perfect union? The Supreme Court did not address marriage equality, the Supreme Court those questions directly, of course, but its again brought out the red pen. But this decisions impact how we define ourselves time it struck down discriminatory laws as a nation through our laws. And on af- - laws that were enacted at a time when firmative action, voting rights and federal the majority of Americans still saw LGBT and state marriage law, the Supreme people as strangers, even a threat. Now Court’s answers were troublingly mixed. If that these laws are gone, the LGBT movenothing else, the aftermath reveals just ment hopes to secure corrective legislation how much work is left to do to build that of its own — guaranteeing workplace nondiscrimination and national federal recogmore perfect union. Affirmative action and the Voting nition of same-sex marriage. When these four rulings are taken toRights Act of 1965 not only helped dismantle the stone wall of discrimination gether, they provide a powerful lesson and the maze of injustice constructed dur- about how all movements for justice are ing centuries of slavery and legal segrega- linked. The LGBT community should look tion, they continue to keep clear the path to the rulings on affirmative action and to the polls and to keep fertile the field of voting rights and see that certain ideoloopportunity. At least, they did — until this gies will always be hostile to minority groups seeking to chart a better future. week. During the middle decades of the 20th And African-American, Hispanic and century, the civil rights movement, and other ethnic minorities should look to elected leaders who were “Profiles in these victories for marriage equality and Courage” in their own right, helped usher see echoes of their own history — and emin a new era. Those of us who grew up in brace a shared struggle. Our nation must better itself. It always that era witnessed breathtaking historical changes — changes that often moved us to has, and now we must continue anew. The tears. For some, the 2008 election of our Supreme Court makes a lot of noise. nation’s biracial president was a culmina- Sometimes it sings in harmony with histion; for others, a beginning. Truly though, tory, and sometimes it caws against it. It would do well to remember that the it was both. As a young African-American woman, I melody of freedom is heard in the choir of watched Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the people. At its best, the Supreme Court can help other human rights leaders fight — and too often die — to correct the injustices of guide our journey, following the course the past. Their eventual legislative tri- charted by our founding documents. It can umphs proved to a nation divided that this correct us when we stray as a nation. But country could come together to do big it can also be profoundly wrong. Ultimately, it is the American people things and seek our better angels. But in two separate rulings, the Court who must decide what kind of nation we jeopardized that legacy and weakened the hope to be. Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice power of this country to fix injustice. The Thurgood Marshall, Dr. King and Harvey conservative Justices struck down a key Milk were all citizens alike. And even after portion of the Voting Rights Act — in part a week like this, it’s only together that we because it had been too successful at tack- can do what’s right. ling the discriminatory barriers to the balDonna Brazile is a senior Democratic lot it had been written to correct. And the justices sent a significant case challenging strategist, a political commentator and affirmative action policies back to a lower contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a court, inviting intense scrutiny upon a pol- contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine icy that has helped make our colleges and and O, the Oprah Magazine.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Student loan rates will double Monday — at least for a while — after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday. Sen. Tom Harkin, the chairman of the Senate education panel, said none of the proposals being circulating among lawmakers could win passage, and he urged lawmakers to extend the current rates for another year when they return from the July 4 recess. Harkin said his colleagues could retroactively restore the current rates after the holiday. “Let’s put this off for a year,” Harkin, D-Iowa, told reporters. Interest rates on new subsidized Stafford loans are set to go from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on Monday unless lawmakers take action. Congress’ Joint Economic Committee estimates the increase will cost the average student $2,600. “Neither party wants to see rates rise next week,” said Sen. Richard Burr, RN.C. But a one-year rate extension isn’t an acceptable option, either, he said. “Last year we kicked the can down the road and passed a one-year extension for only a small group of students. ... Why would we make the same mistake again and just kick the can down the road another year?” said Burr, who was among a group of senators who worked on a competing proposal with Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va. The Manchin-led proposal would link interest rates to the financial markets. It borrowed heavily from a version House Republicans passed earlier and from principles included in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal.

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Armie Hammer becomes leading man in ‘Lone Ranger’ In this June 10 photo, actor Armie Hammer poses for a portrait at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Hammer takes on his first major leadingman role opposite Johnny Depp in “The Lone Ranger.” The movie releases July 3.

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This undated publicity photo from Disney/Bruckheimer Films, shows actors, Johnny Depp, left, as Tonto, a spirit warrior on a personal quest, who joins forces in a fight for justice with Armie Hammer, as John Reid, a lawman who has become a masked avenger, The Lone Ranger, from the movie, “The Lone Ranger.” The film opens nationwide on July 3. “He’s just the nicest dude,” he said of Depp, “and I was so amazed at how normal the guy is.” Hammer exudes an engaged optimism that Verbinski said permeated the set, and even shows in an empty conference room at Hammer’s publicist’s office during a brief stop on a worldwide press tour to promote the film. “I’m convinced I’ve hit the pinnacle in terms of experiences while making a movie,” Hammer beamed. “This was the best crew I have ever worked with, best actors, best everything, and we shot in the most amazing locations.” He’s still getting the hang of globetrotting promotions, though, and says he’s not looking forward to the fame likely to come with the film’s July 3 opening. Hammer enjoys walking in his neighborhood without much notice. But he has appeared on a few magazine covers, and his face looms large on billboards all over the city. “Fortunately, though — I’m kind of relying on this — I’m wearing masks in so much of the advertising and stuff, so that it’s probably not like, ‘Hey, that’s the guy,’” he said. “I’m not excited about (the fame). I don’t even like talking about it. I feel disgusted with myself if I even just say the term ‘my fans.’” Married to TV personality Elizabeth Chambers since 2010, Hammer said his off-camera life keeps him grounded. “I keep all my original friends. I’m married. I have a life. I have a dog,” he said. “I don’t get wrapped up in all of this. I’m delightfully ambivalent toward most of it.” He acknowledges — and Disney reminds him — that fans are critical to the film’s success, and his own,

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since he has aspirations beyond acting. Hammer admires Mel Brooks and Robert Redford — artists who create their own characters and projects. “I don’t want to forever just say other people’s words. I don’t forever want to be an actor. I want to be responsible for my own content,” Hammer said. “Directing is the end game.” Next up for Hammer is Guy Richie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” which starts shooting later this summer. Then he hopes to find an indie project — “Something where I have to pay for my own housing in the middle of the movie.” It’s all part of Hammer’s continuing education that began with “Home Alone.” “I would take any role in any movie if I thought the people I would get a chance to work with had something I could learn,” Hammer said. “I didn’t go to school. This is my school, and I should be learning every day.”

It might be hard to accept this story as true, but it actually occurred in a New York regional pair championship in 1964. South reached four spades on the bidding

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Advice contact order on him, and he has no legal rights to Billy. I have raised my son without any knowledge of his father. I feel it would be cruel to tell him how he came into the world. My mother disagrees. She thinks it will backfire if and when Billy finds out. She points out that Billy has two half-sisters he doesn’t know about. I don’t like to keep that from him. I need to protect my son, no matter what. But am I doing the right thing? I sometimes question what is in my son’s best interest and that of our relationship. Please give me some advice. — LIVING IN THE PRESENT

DEAR LIVING IN THE PRESENT: I’m surprised your son hasn’t already asked about his father, because surely he must have questions. When Billy asks, he should be told some of the truth in an age-appropriate way. He does not need to know about the rape, but he should know that his father was violent, so for your safety and his, the courts decided Billy’s father should not be in contact with the two of you. Billy should also be told that until he is an adult it will have to remain that way. When he’s older, he can be told that there are halfsiblings. (I agree with your mother on that.) While you can’t protect your son forever, you can keep him safe until he’s old enough to process the DEAR ABBY: I have a information. son, “Billy,” who will be 9 Dear Abby is written by soon. He was conceived through rape by a man Abigail Van Buren, also who was physically, emo- known as Jeanne Phillips, tionally and sexually abu- and was founded by her sive, as well as controlling mother, Pauline Phillips. and manipulative. He Write Dear Abby at or threatened to kill me and Billy, but I eventually got P.O. Box 69440, Los Angefree. I have a criminal no- les, CA 90069.

Carla Bruni, back in jeans and in pop-star mode BY JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Gone are the prim (but stylish) Dior suits and sheath dresses worn by the first lady of France. Carla Bruni is back in pop-star mode, in a uniform of skinny jeans and cute little boots, toting a guitar. The singer, who’s been promoting her new album, “Little French Songs,” in New York this week and excitedly announcing her first U.S. tour, says she’s happy about her return to her former life — though she insists, “I never re-

ally left it, you know?” But Bruni, who left the Elysee Palace in Paris with the electoral defeat of her husband, President Nicolas Sarkozy, in 2012, is still political enough not to rule anything out. Namely, another Sarkozy presidential run — an eventuality being discussed in France by opponents of current President Francois Hollande. “Well,” she says carefully about that possibility. “It’s not current. You know? I don’t think we can really talk about it today ... We go on with our life.” “Politics are a special world

to be the deuce of clubs, and it became clear that North had made all his bids with only a 12-card hand. The director was called, and he ruled, in accordance with the Laws, that the deuce of clubs should be placed in dummy at this point, and that play should then continue as though there had been no prior irregularity. (There was no penalty for North’s failure to follow suit at trick one, since dummy cannot be penalized for a revoke.) South now led the

with special rules,” she adds. “And so ... they talk about it, but it’s just to fill up the press a little bit, you know?” In an interview in a New York hotel room, Bruni prefers to talk about her album — it came out here in April, but an earlier promotional trip was canceled due to illness — and her just-announced U.S. tour early next year. “It’s fantastic! I never did a tour in the United States, I never even toured in Europe,” she says. “I hope people will come. For a French artist or Italian artist it’s really rare and it’s lucky.”

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Famous hand shown, and West led the ace of clubs. Declarer then proceeded to make 12 tricks! The question is how South accomplished this feat without the aid of a revoke by one of the opponents. If you enjoy trying to solve uncommonly difficult problems, stop reading right here and try your hand at it. What happened was that declarer ruffed the ace of clubs in dummy (!) and then played the A-KQ of trumps. At this point, dummy noticed that there was a card on the floor. Upon inspection, it proved


Visiting mom’s sweet perfume puts household in sour mood DEAR ABBY: My problem is my mother-in-law and her abundant use of perfume. The last time she visited, it was so bad we had to open our windows to air out the rooms. (This was in January in Minnesota.) My husband addressed the problem with her when I was pregnant, but now that the baby is here she’s back to her old habits. We are all sensitive to perfumes and get headaches when exposed to it. When she visits, we can’t get away from the smell. I don’t wear perfume, but was always told that “perfume is to be discovered, never announced.” However, when I say that around her, she dismisses it. What’s the proper etiquette in addressing the perfume cloud that surrounds her? — THE NOSE KNOWS


LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it weren’t for the movie “Home Alone,” Armie Hammer might not be starring in “The Lone Ranger.” Seeing the 1990 Macaulay Culkin hit inspired Hammer to become an actor. “I had a dream that night that I was the kid in the house with the blowtorch and all that stuff and thinking, ‘This is awesome! I love acting!’” said Hammer, recalling the thoughts of his 11-year-old self. “I knew this was for me. It was the only thing I wanted to do.” He convinced his parents to let him quit high school to pursue his dream, and now the 26-year-old actor is playing one of the most revered American characters in a big-budget blockbuster starring Johnny Depp. After a bumpy start that included a brief return to school, he already counts Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts and David Fincher among his past collaborators. Hammer gained notice playing the Winklevoss twins in 2010’s celebrated “The Social Network.” Then he earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his supporting role in 2011’s “J.Edgar.” But with “The Lone Ranger,” the actor steps squarely into the spotlight with his first bona fide leading-man role. “It’s like I can’t believe I’ve been this lucky,” Hammer says with a sincerity belied by his football-captain good looks. Though he auditioned for the part several times, director Gore Verbinski knew immediately he’d found his Lone Ranger. “When I first met him, I just knew he was the guy,” said Verbinski, who likened Hammer to “somebody who’s a little out-of-time, like seeing Gary Cooper walk into a supermarket or something.” “He’s like this classical leading man, and that’s not to say that he isn’t contemporary,” the director continued. “Armie’s tall, handsome, and genuine, and who doesn’t want to throw that into a meat grinder?” Hammer plays lawman John Reid and Depp is Tonto in this origin story of how the Lone Ranger came to wear his mask. To prepare for the role, Hammer spent months immersed in all the “Lone Ranger” radio and TV episodes and books and comics he could find, and perfected his gun-slinging and horse-riding skills at a three-week “cowboy camp.” He traveled the American Southwest shooting the film for the better part of a year, during which he befriended (and inspired) the crew and hung out with his world-famous costar.

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queen of diamonds, taken by East with the ace. East returned a heart, but declarer had no trouble scoring the rest of the tricks. He took the heart with the ace and cashed four diamonds, discarding his two heart losers. He then led the deuce of clubs and successfully finessed the jack! So the only trick South lost was a diamond, giving him a result that, needless to say, was not matched by any other pair in the field. Wednesday: Two birds with one stone


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Beneath NYC's ground zero, a museum takes shape BY DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gray dust blankets everything in the subterranean halls of the unfinished National September 11 Memorial & Museum. But while the powder may look ominously like the ash that covered lower Manhattan after the terrorist attacks, this time it is a product of rebirth, not destruction. After a yearlong construction shutdown because of a funding dispute, and additional months of cleanup following a shocking flood caused by Superstorm Sandy, work has been racing ahead again at the museum, which sits in a cavernous space below the World Trade Center memorial plaza that opened in 2011. About 130 workers are at the site each day and there is much left to be done, but officials with the museum said the project is on track to open to the public in the spring of 2014. Some of the museum's most emotion-inspiring artifacts already are anchored in place. Tears rolled down Anthoula Katsimatides' cheeks Thursday as she toured halls holding a mangled fire truck, strangely beautiful tangles of rebar and the pieces of intersecting steel known as the Ground Zero Cross. "It makes me sad," said Katsimatides, whose brother John died at the trade center. But it's also inspiring, said Katsimatides, who sits on the museum's board. "Seeing it come to fruition is pretty intense." Work on the museum was halted for nearly a year, starting in the fall of 2011, because of a money fight between the memorial foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the trade center site. In retrospect, that slowdown was a blessing. Shortly after the two sides worked out their differences, Superstorm Sandy sent the Hudson River thundering through lower Manhattan and filled the museum cavern with 7½ feet of water. The flood destroyed interior walls and electrical circuits, but the construction delay meant that hundreds of artifacts and exhibits that might have been in the museum still hadn't been fabricated or were sitting safely in storage. There was minor flash rusting to one of the fire trucks that had already been lowered into the space, but the damage was repaired by conservators and isn't noticeable today, said National September 11 Memorial &


Joe Daniels, right, 911 Memorial President, and Anthoula Katsimatides, left, a member of the 911 Memorial board, approach a steel cross beam recovered from the World Trade Center (WTC) site and installed at the 911 Memorial Museum on June 27 in New York. This 17-foot-tall intersecting steel column and crossbeam was found in the rubble of 6 World Trade Center on Sept. 13, 2001. It has since been perceived as a religious symbol by many, receiving an official ceremonial blessing of the cross. Museum President Joseph Daniels. Today there is no sign that there was ever a flood. Daniels said there has been "almost indescribable" progress on construction since the storm. Structural work appears mostly complete on the glass pavilion and

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wide staircase and ramp visitors will use to descend into the museum, past two towering "tridents" that once helped form the distinctive base of the twin towers. Once silvery, the columns were stripped bare by the fires on 9/11 and are now the color of rusted, raw steel.

From a mezzanine, patrons will be able to peer into a deep, nave-like hallway nicknamed the South Canyon. The hall's high western wall will eventually be covered with a multitude of notes and letters of support that people around the world sent to New York after the at-

tacks. "They continue to send things. It's amazing," Katsimatides said. "That outpouring of support is one of the things that got the 9/11 families through." Further down the ramp, visitors come to a platform overlooking an even more massive cavern bordered

by the slurry wall, a 70foot-tall, steel-studded concrete slab originally built to keep the Hudson River from flooding the trade center construction site. In the hall's center stands the last steel column removed from ground zero during the cleanup operation. Recovery workers covered the pillar with their signatures before it was carried away, and visitors will get a chance to leave their own mark on another big piece of steel near the museum's exit — though their autographs will be captured by a computerized touch screen and projected on the slurry wall, rather than left in ink on metal. Throughout the museum, curators have hung pieces of steel that were bent and twisted into striking shapes, including one sheet of metal that now appears to ripple like a flag and a huge girder bent by the impact of the aircraft hitting the towers. Many of them look like sculptures. "In a strange way, they are like pieces of art," Katsimatides said. But Daniels added that they weren't chosen for their beauty, but to explain what happened at the site on 9/11. A few design elements of the museum are still under discussion. When visitors descend to the very bottom of the museum — where, in some places, they will be able to view the very bedrock that the towers once rested upon — they will enter a hall with a large wall bearing an inscription from Virgil. "No day shall erase you from the memory of time." Behind that wall will sit a special mausoleum, off limits to the general public, containing the unidentified remains of hundreds of 9/11 victims. Most of the interior walls of the museum have the look of bare concrete, as a constant reminder of the site's location within the old trade center foundation. But Daniels said the museum's designers are talking about possibly cladding this wall in a different material, or a different color, to separate it from the rest. "It's a special place. Do we need something to distinguish it?" he said. The bulk of the work remaining to be completed will revolve around installing the museum's exhibits, which will include many artifacts, including a wall made up of portraits of all 2,983 victims and a room where visitors will be able to call up video presentations that tell a story about each of them.

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Mayhem marks Tour de France

BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo got the Cincinnati Reds started with a home run on the first pitch of the game Saturday night. Devin Mesoraco’s tworun homer in the 11th inning gave the Reds a 6-4 victory over the AL Westleading Texas Rangers. The Reds can forget about that defensive debacle in between, three errors in the third inning that led to three unearned runs for Texas and likely took a victory away from starter Mike Leake. “We made a bunch of mistakes, but they kept fighting and fighting, and that’s all that matters that we got a win,” manager Dusty Baker said. “I looked up there and they had one hit and three runs — that’s rare to see that. Usually Joey (Votto) doesn’t make errors, Zack (Cozart) doesn’t make errors. It’s one of those nights.” The Reds and Rangers both played their 81st game, reaching the midpoint of the regular season. Texas (47-34) has a half-game lead over Oakland while Cincinnati (4635) is is in third place in the NL Central, a seasonhigh 4½ games behind division-leading Pittsburgh. J.J. Hoover (1-5) got the last two outs in the 10th, even after a walk and a hit. Aroldis Chapman worked the 11th for his 20th save in 23 chances. With runners at first and third for Texas in the 10th, Adrian Beltre had an inning-ending foul pop caught by catcher Mesoraco. A.J. Pierzynski drew a leadoff walk in the 11th, but Mitch Moreland — whose deep flyball leading off the bottom of the ninth was caught by right fielder Jay Bruce against the wall — then grounded into a double play. Cincinnati had lost six of seven games overall and was coming off consecutive shutout losses before Choo’s fifth leadoff homer this season, and 12th overall. The Reds had also lost five consecutive interleague games. “Every streak starts with one. You got to get one before you get 10, six or whatever it is,” Baker said. “I think one game can get you going. And the way you win it gets you going sometimes too.” Mesoraco was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts before his 380-foot homer into the left-field seats off Kyle McClellan (0-1), which came right after Todd Frazier was hit by a pitch to start the 11th. “Baseball’s a crazy game. I think sometimes when you’re struggling you try harder, but in reality you try less just because if you’re going up there and you’re grinding


Marcel Kittel of Germany, right in white, sprints towards the finish line ahead of Alexander Kristoff of Norway, second place and second left, and Danny van Poppel of The Netherlands, left of Kittel and third place, to win the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 213 kilometers (133 miles) with start in Porto Vecchio and finish in Bastia, Corsica island, France, on Saturday. BY JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer

peloton was fast approaching,” said Jean-Louis Pages, who manages the finish-line area. Organizers fined the Orica Greenedge team BASTIA, Corsica (AP) — Riders at the Tour the equivalent of $2,100. The team’s sporting de France know to expect the unexpected. But director, Matt White, called the incident “really nothing could have prepared them for the unfortunate.” mayhem that turned Saturday’s first stage of “We took for granted that there was enough the 100th Tour into a demolition derby on two clearance. We’ve had this bus since we started wheels. the team, and it’s the same bus we took to the Seemingly for the first time at the 110-yearTour last year,” he said. “Our bus driver was old race, one of the big buses that carry the told to move forward and became lodged under teams around France when they’re not on the finish gantry.” their bikes got stuck at the finish line, literally Managers at other teams couldn’t agree wedged under scaffolding, unable to move. The who to blame or be angry with most. timing couldn’t have been worse: The blockage Marc Madiot of French team FDJ.FR was happened as the speeding peloton was racing forgiving of the bus driver but furious with for home, less than 12 miles out. race organizers for changing their mind about Fearing the worst — a possible collision bewhere to finish the stage. tween 198 riders and the bus — race organizBut the sporting director for Contador’s ers took the split-second decision to shorten Saxo-Tinkoff team, Philippe Mauduit, sided the race. Word went out to riders over their rawith the organizers. dios and they adapted tactics accordingly, “It’s not the Tour’s fault if there’s a guy who cranking up their speed another notch to be doesn’t know the height of his bus,” he said. first to the new line, now 1.8 miles closer than “What caused the problems was changing originally planned. the finish,” said Mark Cavendish, the British Then, somewhat miraculously, the bus for sprinter who was counting on his great speed the Orica Greenedge to win the stage but team wriggled free. So who instead was organizers reverted to slowed by the crash. Plan A. Again over the “It’s just carnage.” radios, word went out to His Omega by-now confused riders Pharma-Quick Step and teams that the race teammate Tony Marwould finish as first intin suffered concustended — on a long sion in the crash. straightaway alongside Peter Sagan of Canthe shimmering nondale, another rider turquoise Mediterwho was expecting to ranean, where an expecchallenge for the win, tant crowd waited to finished with sticking cheer the first stage winplasters covering cuts ner of the 100th Tour. on both legs and his Then, bam! Two riders left elbow. Other ridcollided and one of them ers also suffered cuts went down, setting off a and bruises. Froome’s chain of spills that teammate Geraint scythed through the Thomas flipped over pack like a bowling ball. his handlebars and And this was just Day “really whacked the One. The bad news for back of his pelvis,” STEPHANE MANTEY/L’EQUIPE, POOL/AP PHOTO riders: They’ve still got Alberto Contador of Spain, center with number 91, sits on the road after a group of said Dave Brailsford, another 20 stages riders crashed during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 213 kilo- the Team Sky manand1,982 more miles to meters (133 miles) with start in Porto Vecchio and finish in Bastia, Corsica island, ager. survive to the finish in France, Saturday. “The goal for us is Paris. to get off this island in Keeping his head and one piece, having lost riding his luck amid the chaos, Marcel Kittel announced that the finish was back to the real, no time,” he said. “It’s a much tougher ask than sprinted for the win, claiming the first yellow original finish line.” it may seem.” jersey. “You don’t know what’s going to happen. But Because of what Pescheux called “the little “It feels like I have gold on my shoulders,” bout of panic and crashes” caused by this con- you know something is going to happen,” he said the German rider for the Argos-Shimano fusion, organizers subsequently decided to added. team. Perhaps as soon again as Sunday. The tricky give everyone the same time as Kittel — 4 The 22 teams know from experience that hours, 56 minutes, 52 seconds over the 132- second stage features four climbs along the 97the first days of any Tour are always tough. mile trek from the port town of Porto Vecchio mile ride from Bastia to Ajaccio, crossing the Everyone is nervous, full of energy and jostling to Bastia in the north of the island. island’s mountainous spine. for position. Adding to the stress this year is Before Saturday’s stage, French Sports MinThat means no one was penalized by Saturthe race start in Corsica. The island’s winding day’s events. ister Valerie Fourneyron met with a delegation and often narrow roads that snake along idyl“It’s clear there was a moment of panic, and of riders unhappy that pre-race media coverlic coastlines and over jagged mountains are that’s why we put everybody on equal footing,” age of the race dwelt heavily on doping in cysuperbly telegenic but a worry for race fa- said Pescheux. cling. vorites — the likes of Team Sky’s Chris That was partly the fault of Lance Arm“The lesson learned is that buses, that Froome and two-time former champion Al- heavy vehicles, they should avoid going strong. The disgraced former champion now berto Contador — because a fall or big loss of through the finish line,” he added. stripped of his seven Tour wins caused a stir time here could ruin their Tour before it really “Everybody helped out, we deflated the tires by telling Le Monde that he couldn’t have won begins. of the bus so we could move it away as the the race without doping. See Reds/Page 9 Froome survived Day One more or less unscathed. Contador didn’t. The Spaniard, back at the Tour after a doping ban which also cost him his 2010 victory, crossed the line grimacing in pain, his left shoulder cut and bruised. He was tangled in the crash that threw about 20 riders to the tarmac. Contador said he’ll be sore for a few days, “but I still have enough time to recover.” Even for the Tour, which has seen more than its fair share of dramas in 99 previous editions, Saturday’s calamitous chain of events was exceptional. “We’ve never had to change the finish line before,” said Jean-Francois Pescheux, the event director who helps pick the route each year. “There’s never been a bus stuck before.” The blockage at the line presented organizers with two solutions: cancel the stage entirely or shorten it, he said. They took the second option. “We announced that in French, English, and Spanish on the Tour radio so that everybody was up-to-date,” he said. Then, “in the following three minutes, we were told that the finish line was cleared. At that point, we


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Dodgers bounce back to win on Ellis’ single BY JOE RESNICK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A.J. Ellis was kicking himself after the fourth inning when he grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. He had to wait five more innings before he could make up for it. Ellis hit an RBI single in the ninth, Hanley Ramirez hit a tape-measure, threerun homer in the first inning against Cliff Lee, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Saturday night. Lee gave up three runs and four hits in seven innings and struck out 10, after going 7-0 with a 2.00 ERA in his previous 10 starts. The left-hander fielded Ellis’ dribbler to the left of the mound in the fourth and threw to the plate to start a 1-2-3 double play before retiring Juan Uribe on a grounder with the Phillies trailing 32. “That at-bat early in the game really ate at me — hitting into that double play,” Ellis said. “Cliff Lee is an amazing competitor and his stuff is outstanding, but I’ve got to do a better job trying to get something to the outfield to get at least one run in. “I was kicking myself for that at-bat for a long time. When the top of the ninth ended, I knew I was due up fourth in the bottom half and I was just hoping I’d have a chance to redeem myself.” Ramirez led off the ninth against rookie Justin De Fratus (2-3) with a single before Matt Kemp took a called third strike. After a walk to Andre Ethier, Ellis lined a 2-2 fastball to right, scoring Ramirez. It was the second loss in this series for De Fratus, who has taken the loss in each of the Phillies’ last three defeats. On Thursday night, he gave up the tying and go-ahead runs on a seventh-inning single by rookie Yasiel Puig. “After falling behind 2-0 to Ethier, I’m not going to allow him to beat me when I have two righties coming up because he’s a dangerous hitter,” De Fratus said. “This entire road trip had been a rough one, personally. ... We’ve had plenty of opportunities to win games, and I’ve almost single-handedly blown it.” Philadelphia’s Chase Utley homered in his first two career at-bats against Hyun-Jin Ryu. Still, the Dodgers won for the seventh in eight games. Kenley Jansen (2-3) got the win. He came in trying to protect a 3-2 lead in the ninth for Ryu, but was charged with his third blown save in 10 chances as a result of some shoddy defense by his teammates. Michael Young led off with a single down the right-field line and reached


Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez, right, is forced out at home as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, left, throws out Matt Kemp at first during the fourth inning of their baseball game Saturday in Los Angeles. second when Puig misplayed the ball for an error. Young advanced on Utley’s grounder and held up on Jimmy Rollins’ shallow fly to center fielder Kemp, whose hurried throw to the plate was about 20 feet to the first base side and bounced away from catcher Ellis, allowing Young to score the tying run. Domonic Brown followed with a triple to left field that Ethier — playing out of position — had difficulty tracking. But Jansen came back to strike out Delmon Young. Ryu allowed two runs, seven hits and three walks in seven innings and struck out six. Lefty Paco Rodriguez relieved Ryu and faced one batter, retiring Brown on a foul pop. Then righty Ronald Belisario came in, and the Phillies loaded the bases on a single by Young, a double by pinch-hitter

feared hitters in that situation. “It was a real tough decision for me to call him back — real hard,” Manuel said. “But I just didn’t feel good about sending him up against a lefty. ... Believe me, I have all the respect in the world for him. But we just needed a single to give us two runs, and I thought Frandsen was more apt to make contact. And he’s got good numbers against lefties.” Puig, who has hit safely in 21 of his first 25 major league games, started the Dodgers’ first-inning rally with a single before Lee walked Adrian Gonzalez. Ramirez drove the next pitch an estimated 439 feet to center. Utley drove a one-out, 11 pitch deep into the rightfield pavilion and then hit a 0-1 delivery into the lower seats in the rightfield corner two innings

Laynce Nix and an intentional walk to Ben Revere. Uribe then fielded Carlos Ruiz’s grounder to third base and got the force at the plate, with Ruiz just beating the relay to first by Ellis. Slumping slugger Ryan Howard, who was not in the starting lineup for the second straight game because left-handers were starting for the Dodgers, was sent up to hit for Lee and Los Angeles countered with lefty J.P. Howell. Manager Charlie Manuel then replaced Howard with Kevin Frandsen, who was robbed of a hit by shortstop Ramirez on a grounder up the middle. Ramirez smothered the ball and made a backhanded flip to second baseman Mark Ellis for the force on Ruiz. Manuel acknowledged it was difficulty to remove one of baseball’s most

later. It was Utley’s 20th career multihomer effort, and marked the first time he went deep twice in a game against the same pitcher since April 28, 2009 — when he did it against current teammate John Lannan, who was then with Washington. “Chase Utley’s been locked in this entire series, so I’m happy we were able to keep those to solo homers,” A.J. Ellis said. “Both pitches were probably poorly executed pitches. If Ryu gets them in the area he wants to get them to, Utley might get just a single. But it definitely played into his power zone.” Revere, who had three hits against Ryu and eight during the first three games of this series, doubled into the right-field corner with two outs in the sixth as the ball caromed

off the Puig’s left foot and over the short wall for a ground-rule double. NOTES: Dodgers RHP Josh Beckett will undergo season-ending surgery in about 1½ weeks to relieve pressure on the nerve in his neck. The decision was made after a consultation Beckett had with team physician Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Greg Pearl of Dallas, who will perform the surgery. ... The Phillies pushed back struggling LHP Cole Hamels two days in the rotation to next Thursday at Pittsburgh, which will give him seven days’ rest. The 2008 World Series MVP and NLCS MVP is 2-11 with a 4.58 ERA in 17 outings. ... Dodgers RHP Peter Moylan was optioned to TripleA Albuquerque. The club purchased the contract of RHP Jose Dominguez from Albuquerque.

Attendance report THROUGH JUNE 29 AMERICAN LEAGUE HOME GAMES DATES Baltimore Boston Chicago White Sox Cleveland Detroit Houston Kansas City L.A. Angels Minnesota N.Y. Yankees Oakland Seattle Tampa Bay Texas Toronto AL Totals


ROAD GAMES TOTAL AVERAGEDATES 41 1,185,884 28,924 43 1,447,393 33,660 34 751,827 22,113 38 690,799 18,179 42 1,532,546 36,489 44 805,993 18,318 38 833,102 21,924 43 1,584,287 36,844 39 1,197,136 30,696 41 1,626,149 39,662 38 849,867 22,365 42 901,593 21,467 42 749,052 17,835 39 1,510,502 38,731 39 1,200,781 30,789 603 16,866,91127,972

TOTAL 41 40 43 41 37 37 40 38 38 38 44 39 39 42 41 598

AVERAGE 1,159,220 1,282,022 1,052,003 1,230,525 1,035,192 1,059,586 1,074,365 1,071,089 1,045,533 1,224,405 1,202,778 1,058,047 1,093,278 1,251,768 1,129,895 16,969,706

HOME GAMES DATES Arizona Atlanta Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Colorado L.A. Dodgers Miami Milwaukee N.Y. Mets Philadelphia Pittsburgh San Diego San Francisco St. Louis Washington NL Totals MLB Totals

28,274 32,051 24,465 30,013 27,978 28,637 26,859 28,187 27,514 32,221 27,336 27,129 28,033 29,804 27,558 28,377

ROAD GAMES TOTAL AVERAGEDATES 37 1,030,963 27,864 38 1,188,780 31,284 39 1,262,855 32,381 40 1,230,003 30,750 43 1,445,531 33,617 45 1,962,123 43,603 40 691,657 17,291 42 1,317,817 31,377 39 1,030,251 26,417 37 1,440,101 38,922 40 957,049 23,926 43 1,122,093 26,095 39 1,624,756 41,660 38 1,579,241 41,559 38 1,280,710 33,703 598 19,163,93032,047 1201 36,030,84130,001

TOTAL 43 43 40 41 39 35 39 37 38 45 40 38 41 42 42 603 1201

AVERAGE 1,404,934 1,339,831 1,244,922 1,253,164 1,258,227 1,243,201 1,153,198 1,145,542 1,133,111 1,321,070 1,292,543 1,209,620 1,493,229 1,268,064 1,300,479 19,061,135 36,030,841

32,673 31,159 31,123 30,565 32,262 35,520 29,569 30,961 29,819 29,357 32,314 31,832 36,420 30,192 30,964 31,611 30,001

Baseball Standings National League The Associated Press

East Division W Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami Central Division W Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee West Division W Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco Los Angeles

L 47 40 39 33 28

Pct 34 40 43 44 51

GB .580 .500 .476 .429 .354

Friday’s Games Cleveland 19, Chicago White Sox 10, 1st game

Colorado 2, San Francisco 1

Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 3

Miami 7, San Diego 1

Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 3

Chicago Cubs 5, Seattle 3, 11 innings

Boston 7, Toronto 5

Cincinnati 6, Texas 4, 11 innings

Texas 4, Cincinnati 0

Pittsburgh 2, Milwaukee 1 L 50 49 46 34 32

Pct 30 31 35 45 47

GB .625 .613 .568 .430 .405

— 1 4½ 15½ 17½

L 42 41 40 38 37

Pct 38 41 41 42 43

GB .525 .500 .494 .475 .463

— 2 2½ 4 5

Friday’s Games Pittsburgh 10, Milwaukee 3 San Diego 9, Miami 2 Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Atlanta 3, Arizona 0 Texas 4, Cincinnati 0 Colorado 4, San Francisco 1 Oakland 6, St. Louis 1 Seattle 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 10 innings Philadelphia 16, L.A. Dodgers 1 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets 5, Washington 1 Atlanta 11, Arizona 5

— 6½ 8½ 12 18

St. Louis 7, Oakland 1

Kansas City 9, Minnesota 3

L.A. Dodgers 4, Philadelphia 3 L.A. Angels 4, Houston 2 Monday’s Games Milwaukee (Gallardo 6-7) at Washington (Zimmermann 11-3), 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland 9, Chicago White Sox 8, 2nd game

Arizona (Miley 4-7) at N.Y. Mets (Marcum 1-9), 7:10 p.m.

Oakland 6, St. Louis 1

San Diego (Marquis 9-3) at Miami (Fernandez 4-4), 7:10 p.m.

Seattle 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 10 innings

San Francisco (Kickham 0-2) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Saturday’s Games St. Louis 7, Oakland 1

American League The Associated Press East Division W Boston Baltimore New York Tampa Bay Toronto Central Division W Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago West Division W Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Houston

Toronto 6, Boston 2 Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 3

L 49 46 42 42 40

Pct 34 36 38 39 40

GB .590 .561 .525 .519 .500

— 2½ 5½ 6 7½

L 43 43 37 36 32

Pct 36 38 41 41 46

GB .544 .531 .474 .468 .410

— 1 5½ 6 10½

L 47 47 38 35 30

Pct 34 35 43 46 51

GB .580 .573 .469 .432 .370

— ½ 9 12 17

Minnesota 6, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 7, Houston 2 Chicago Cubs 5, Seattle 3, 11 innings Cincinnati 6, Texas 4, 11 innings Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 3, 10 innings Baltimore 11, N.Y. Yankees 3 Monday’s Games Detroit (J.Alvarez 1-1) at Toronto (Dickey 7-8), 1:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 5-6) at Minnesota (Diamond 5-7), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 10-3) at Houston (Keuchel 4-4), 8:10 p.m.



Monday, July 1, 2013


Inbee Park leads U.S. Women’s Open after 3 rounds


Jodi Ewart Shadoff, of England, tees off on the 10th hole during the third round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at the Sebonack Golf Club Saturday in Southampton, N.Y. BY RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Inbee Park was mad, even if it didn’t show in her always placid demeanor. She had made bogey, her third straight, on a hole she thought she should have birdied, and the world’s topranked player was looking a bit shaky. Time for a clutch putt. Park is now one round away from history, leading the U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes. She shot 1under 71 on Saturday in harsh conditions at Sebonack and was 10 under for the tournament. Fellow South Korean I.K. Kim had a 73 to remain in second but lost two strokes to Park. With the wind whipping, the course set up long and the pin placements tricky, Park was the only player to shoot under par in the third round. No one has ever won the first three majors in a year when there were at least four. “I’m just going to try to do the same thing that I did for the last three days,” Park said. “Yeah, it will be a big day. But it’s just a round of golf, and I just try not to think about it so much.” She wasn’t too disappointed by her bogeys on the 11th and 12th; those were tough holes. But on the par-5 13th, her chip on her third shot rolled into the bunker when it should have put her in position for a birdie putt. She still led by three strokes but appeared vul-

nerable - at least by her recently lofty standards. “That bogey was a bad bogey,” Park said, “so after that I really got my concentration going.” She was unlucky then lucky on the par-4 14th. She thought her second shot would be pushed back by the wind, but it carried too far and settled on the ridge above the hole. No worries:

tion that I was in.” A hole later, she made a 15-foot birdie putt. It looked as though nobody would break par for the day until she birdied No. 18. Only five players were under par for the tournament. England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff (74) was third at 3 under. She had to play 21 holes Saturday after the

she was able to finish off her round and rest up for the weekend. Not a morning person, Ewart Shadoff didn’t enjoy waking up at 4:30 a.m. She birdied the 18th hole to earn a spot in the final group with Park and Kim, then took a nap in the fourplus hours between rounds. Ewart Shadoff had a chance to make things in-

strokes of Park, Ewart Shadoff remained four back. Then she bogeyed two of the last three holes. Kim had a double bogey on No. 3 to fall back. She played 2 under the rest of the way, but that one bad hole allowed Park to put some distance between them. “She is playing great. But


Inbee Park, of South Korea, tees off on the first hole during the third round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at the Sebonack Golf Club Saturday in Southampton, N.Y. Park simply holed a 30-foot, downhill putt for birdie. “That was a big putt for me,” she said. “Those three bogeys were very tough to handle in the kind of situa-

second round was suspended the night before because of fog. Park had good timing Friday: Her group was on the 18th fairway when the horn sounded, so

teresting on No. 12 with Park on the way to a bogey. But her long birdie putt slid over the hole, and she missed the par putt. Instead of pulling within two

you never know, I might have a great day tomorrow,” Kim said. “So golf is a different thing than other sports. That’s why you play four rounds.”

said. “Their pitcher did a great job keeping us off balance and we had a couple of chances we didn’t cash in. We did cash in a couple that we shouldn’t have, so it evens out.” Two of Cincinnati’s three errors came on fielder’s choice plays that produced runs as Texas went ahead 3-2 in the third. All-Star first baseman Votto made two errors, the first when he was unable to pick up the ball after a grounder hit off the heel of his glove. Leonys Martin, the No. 9 hitter, followed with a single to extend his hitting streak to 13 games before consecutive fielder’s choice plays. Votto made a nifty backhanded stop of Ian Kinsler’s grounder, but he threw wide of home unsuccessful trying to get a runner. The throwing

error allowed other runners to advance to second and third before Andrus hit a RBI grounder to shortstop Cozart. With Kinsler also running, Cozart’s wide throw forced third baseman Jack Hannahan to reach away from the bag for the third Cincinnati error in four batters. Kinsler stopped momentarily before jumping onto the bag and avoiding the tag. Cruz then had a sacrifice fly. After going 1 for 19 his previous six games, Choo hit the first pitch into the visitors bullpen in leftcenter field. That snapped a stretch of 20 consecutive scoreless innings by Texas pitchers that included a 40 victory in the series opener Friday night. Choo walked twice and had three hits, including a leadoff single in the ninth before he was caught

If Park shoots even-par or better Sunday, it will be just the fourth time the U.S. Women’s Open was won with a score in double digits below par. No wonder Brittany Lincicome joked to reporters, “I think Inbee’s playing a different golf course, which you guys are unaware of yet.” Certainly feels that way. With Park again on a different plane from the rest of the field, the biggest excitement Saturday might have come when Jessica Korda fired her caddie after nine holes and replaced him with her boyfriend. The switch seemed to work: After shooting 5 over on the front nine, Korda was 1 under the rest of the way. She finished with a 76 and was tied for sixth at 1 over, 11 strokes behind Park. The 2008 U.S. Women’s Open champion, Park has already won five times this year, including her last two tournaments. “I’m just going to think that I.K. and I am tied starting in tomorrow’s play because anything can happen out here,” she said. “I mean, four shots, it could be nothing around this golf course. So I just have to keep pushing myself to make pars. I think par is going to be good enough tomorrow, but I’m just going to try to do my best. A lot of thinking going on, a lot of pressure. “But I’ve done that before, so I think the experience is going to help me going through it tomorrow.”

Reds Continued from page 7 and you’re trying to get a hit, most of the time you’re not going to do it,” Mesoraco said. “I think it’s just a matter of going up there, relaxing and staying within yourself.” Leake allowed only three hits and one earned run in seven innings. But Cincinnati had three errors in the third when Texas scored three unearned runs. “He’s thrown the ball as well as anybody in the league and he really deserved better than what he got,” Mesoraco said. The Rangers had only one hit before consecutive doubles by Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz to start the sixth for a 4-all tie. “We had one hit for a long time and three runs, so they kind of gave us three runs,” Pierzynski


Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (1) throws to first for the double play after forcing Cincinnati Reds’ Xavier Paul, right, at second in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The Reds’ Jack Hannahan was out at first.

stealing to end that inning. Texas rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch struck out seven, but was gone after allowing three consecutive hits to start the fifth. NOTES: The Reds got an unearned run in the top of the third when Derrick Robinson reached on an error by second baseman Jurickson Profar and scored on a bloop single by Brandon Phillips. ... Votto has 10 errors in 80 games this season. He had six in 109 games last year. ... Tepesch is winless in eight starts since his last win May 12 at Houston. He won his major league debut April 9 against Tampa Bay, but is winless in seven starts at Rangers Ballpark since.

Egypt erupts with protests for president’s ouster BY SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Massive crowds thronged the streets of Cairo and cities around the country Sunday and marched on the presidential palace in a cheering tide of people that filled a broad avenue for blocks in an attempt to force out the Islamist president with some of the most gigantic protests Egypt has seen in 2 years of turmoil. Waving flags, blowing whistles and chanting, the protesters aimed to show by sheer numbers that the country has irrevocably turned against Mohammed Morsi, a year to the day that he was inaugurated as Egypt’s first freely elected president. Morsi made clear through a spokesman that he will remain in place and his Islamist supporters vowed not to allow protesters to remove one of their own, brought to office in a legitimate vote. Thousands of Islamists massed not far from the presidential palace in support of Morsi, and fears are widespread that the two sides are heading to a violent collision. At least four people were killed Sunday in shootings at anti-Morsi protesters in southern Egypt. After dark, youths attacked the headquarters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo with rocks and firebombs, sparking clashes. But the rampant violence many feared did not erupt so far. Instead, the giant anti-Morsi rallies by hundreds of thousands in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square and outside the Ittihadiya palace were festive and celebratory, spilling into side streets and across boulevards. Fireworks went off overhead. Men and women, some with small children on their shoulders beat drums, danced and sang, “By hook or by crook, we will bring Morsi down.” Residents in nearby homes showered water on marchers below some carrying tents in preparation to camp outside the palace to cool them in the summer heat and blew whistles and waved flags in support. “Mubarak took only 18 days although he had behind him the security, intelligence and a large sector of Egyptians,” said Amr Tawfeeq, an oil company employee marching toward Ittihadiya with a Christian friend. Morsi “won’t take long. We want him out and we are ready to pay the price.” The massive outpouring against Morsi, culminating a year of growing polarization, raises the question of what is next. Protesters vow to stay on the streets until he steps down. The president, in turn, may be hoping protests wane. For weeks, Morsi’s supporters have depicted the planned protest as a plot by Mubarak loyalists. But their claims were undermined by the extent of Sunday’s rallies. In Cairo and a string of cities in the Nile Delta and on the Mediterranean coast, the protests were comparable in size if not larger than the biggest protests of the 2011’s 18-day uprising, including the day Mubarak quit, Feb. 11, when giant crowds marched on Ittihadiya. It is unclear now whether the opposition, which for months demanded Morsi form a national unity government, would now accept any concessions short of his removal. The anticipated deadlock raises the question of whether the army, already deployed on the outskirts of cities, will intervene. Protesters believe it would throw its signifi-

cant weight behind them, tipping the balance against Morsi. The country’s police, meanwhile, were hardly to be seen Sunday. “If the Brothers think that we will give up and leave, they are mistaken,” said lawyer Hossam Muhareb as he sat with a friend on a sidewalk near Ittihadiya. “They will give up and leave after seeing our numbers.” Violence could send the situation spinning into explosive directions. In a potentially volatile confrontation after nightfall, several dozen youths attacked the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters on a plateau overlooking the capital. They threw rocks and firebombs at the walled villa, and people inside fired at the attackers with birdshot, according to an Associated Press Television News cameraman at the scene. Southern Egypt saw deadly attacks on antiMorsi protests. A protester was shot to death in Beni Suef outside the offices of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party. Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a protest, killing one person and wounding four others in the city of Assiut. The enraged protesters then marched on the nearby local Freedom and Justice offices, where gunmen inside opened fire, killing two more, security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the press. Clashes erupted with protesters and security forces fighting side by side against Morsi’s supporters. At least 400 people were injured nationwide, the Health Ministry said. Morsi, who has three years left in his term, said street protests cannot be used to overturn the results of a free election. “There is no room for any talk against this constitutional legitimacy,” he told Britain’s The Guardian newspaper in an interview published Sunday, rejecting early elections. If an elected president is forced out, “there will (be) people or opponents opposing the new president too, and a week or a month later, they will ask him to step down,” he said. Morsi was not at Ittihadiya as Sunday’s rally took place he has moved to another nearby palace. As the crowds massed, Morsi’s spokesman Ihab Fahmi repeated the president’s longstanding offer of dialogue with the opposition to resolve the nation’s political crisis, calling it “the only framework through which we can reach understandings.” The opposition has repeatedly turned down his offers for dialogue, arguing that they were for show. Near Ittihadiya palace, thousands of Islamists gathered in a show of support for Morsi outside the Rabia al-Adawiya Mosque. Some Morsi backers wore homemade body armor and construction helmets and carried shields and clubs precautions, they said, against possible violence. The demonstrations are the culmination of polarization and instability that have been building since Morsi’s June 30, 2012 inauguration. The past year has seen multiple political crises, bouts of bloody clashes and a steadily worsening economy, with power outages, fuel shortages, rising prices and persistent lawlessness and crime. In one camp are the president and his Islamist allies, including the Muslim Brotherhood and more hard-line

groups. Morsi supporters accuse Mubarak loyalists of being behind the protests, aiming to overturn last year’s election results, just as they argue that remnants of the old regime have sabotaged Morsi’s attempts to deal with the nation’s woes and bring reforms. Hard-liners among them have also given the confrontation a sharply religious tone, denouncing Morsi’s opponents as “enemies of God” and infidels. On the other side is an array of secular and liberal Egyptians, moderate Muslims, Christians and what the opposition says is a broad sector of the general public that has turned against the Islamists. They say the Islamists have negated their election mandate by trying to monopolize power, infusing government with their supporters, forcing through a constitution they largely wrote and giving religious extremists a free hand, all while failing to manage the country. “The country is only going backward. He’s embarrassing us and making people hate Islam,” said Donia Rashad, a 24year-old unemployed woman who wears the conservative Islamic headscarf. “We need someone who can feel the people and is agreeable to the majority,” she added. On the way to Ittihadiya, some chanted, “You lied to us in the name of religion,” and others raised a banner p r o c l a i m i n g , “Morsi=Mubarak. Early presidential elections.” The crowds, including women, children and elderly people, hoisted long banners in the colors of the Egyptian flag and raised red cards — a sign of expulsion in soccer. In Tahrir, chants of “erhal!”, or “leave!”, thundered around the square. The crowd, which appeared to number some 300,000, waved Egyptian flags and posters of Morsi with a red X over his face. They whistled and waved happily when military helicopters swooped close overhead, reflecting their belief that the army favors them over Morsi. A week ago, with the public sense of worry growing over the upcoming confrontation, Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi demanded the president and his opponents reach a compromise. He warned that the military would intervene to prevent the nation from entering a “dark tunnel.” Army troops backed by armored vehicles were deployed Sunday in some of Cairo’s suburbs, with soldiers at traffic lights and major intersections. IN the evening, they deployed near the international airport, state TV said. Similarly sized crowds turned out in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Nile Delta cities of Mansoura, Tanta and Damanhour, with sizeable rallies in cities nationwide. “Today is the Brotherhood’s last day in power,” Suliman Mohammed, a manager of a seafood company, said in Tahrir. The opposition protests emerge from a petition campaign by a youth activist group known as Tamarod, Arabic for “Rebel.” For several months, the group has been collecting signatures on a call for Morsi to step down. On Saturday the group announced it had more than 22 million signatures — proof, it claims, that a broad sector of the public no longer wants Morsi in office.

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Word of the Week Celebrate — To observe a day or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies and festivities.

Newspaper Knowledge Pretent you are a famous person in history, such as George Washington or Betsy Ross. Be prepared to answer the questions of your classmates, who will be reporter, will ask you.

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The 13 Colonies Were: Connecticut Delaware Georgia Maryland Massachusetts Bay New Hampshire New Your North Carolina Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Virginia

America The Beautiful

Independence Day also know as 4th of July is the birthday of the United States of America. It is celebrated on july 4th each year in the United States. It is the anniversary of the day on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress – July 4, 1776. The day they announced to the world that the 13 colonies no longer belonged to Great Britain. Independence Day was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776 On July 4, 1777, the night sky of Philadelphia lit up with the blaze of bonfires. Candles illuminated the windows of houses and public buildings. Church bells rang out loud, and cannons were shot from ships breaking the silence. The city was celebrating the first anniversary of the founding of the United States.

The Fourth of July soon became the main patriotic holiday of the entire country. Veterans of the Revolutionary War made a tradition of gathering on the Fourth to remember their victory. In towns and cities, the American flag flew; shops displayed red, white and blue decorations; and people marched in parades that were followed by public readings of the Declaration of Independence. In 1941, Congress declared July 4th a federal legal holiday.

Fun Facts “America The Beautiful” was written as a poem by Wellesley College professor Katherine Lee Bates in the year 1893. After riding to the top of Colorado;s Pike Peak she was inspired by the “spacious skies” and “purple mountain majesties”. Her poem was later set to music.

The Liberty Bell

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, another had to sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They Signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. 40277339

The Liberty Bell represent America's freedom. The Liberty Bell is located at the Liberty Bell Pavilion on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was cast in London and was made of 70% copper, 25% tin an small amounts of lead, zinc, arsenic, gold and silver. Written on the bell are the words, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”. The Liberty Bell cracked the first time it was rung. IT was repaired in 1846 and cracked again. The bell has not ben rung since.

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